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di Mauro Battocchi In Silicon Valley gli europei sono spesso oggetto di un tiro al piccione. È di moda negli ambienti imprenditoriali criticare il nostro Continente per un'asserita scarsa propensione all'innovazione o per temute misure protezionistiche.   Ciò nonosante il fatto che nel solo 2012 Silicon Valley ha attirato più di 4 mili...

by Jason Henry   Two fires Monday caused $5,000 in damage to an Italian restaurant on North Rosemead Boulevard, officials said. The 12:30 p.m. fires at Bella Italia in East San Gabriel appeared to be related, owner Franco Mele said. The cause remains under investigation. No one was injured.   Mele discovered the fires when he cam...

by Mauro Battocchi   To those of you who have not heard the news yet, I'm happy to announce that the Italian Consulate General in San Francisco now also has a Facebook page. Please follow it here and join the discussion.   For starters, we have uploaded all the most salient events of 2013, the Year of the Italian Culture in the US, a...

Eataly's future L.A. location has been confirmed: Westfield Century City.The New York-based market and restaurant offers high-end and authentic Italian food, wines, espresso and more. Eataly also functions as a school, so that customers can learn what to do with all those perfect meats and cheeses they can buy. Eataly previously announced their in...

Cross a discerning oenophile with an enthusiastic Italophile and you get the "Tasting in the Vineyards," the NIAF reception at the Charles Krug Winery in Napa Valley on August 23, 4 – 6 p.m.   Join NIAF Area Coordinator Angelina Mondavi, who is at the forefront of a new generation of winemakers in Napa Valley, for an exclusive wine-tasting o...

Local Italian-Americans piled into the Pittsburg Historical Society to share stories of their families' roots with an Italian author and historian on Sunday.   Paolo Battaglia, writer and historian from Modena, Italy, stopped in Pittsburg as part of a 15-city tour of small towns with Italian heritage. Battaglia has explored the United States...

North County has a new place to find Italian speciality goods with Roma Market, which opened on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 1054 West Valley Parkway in Escondido.   The new neighborhood market features, in addition to Italian speciality items, a regular market and a deli, which will serve meats and cheese, as well as hot dishes, sandwiches, pizza, ge...

Sunday, February 22, 2015 4:30pmAward winning documentary, promoted by Neapolitan music producer and cultural operator Salvatore Visone, is a fascinating look at the streets of Naples and the bands of children that live on them. Once a year on St. Anthony's day, they build a bonfire, often too near old palaces, which celebrates the rapport between...

James Greco is a San Diego author who says he relies on his Italian-American ancestry and experience as a journalist to help mold his historical fiction.   For this interview, the former teacher, attorney, self-described "belly-button" guitar player talked about his newest release, "Jerkwater Town," what drove him to write it, and his "almos...

JOURNEY THRU ITALIAN POPULAR MUSICseries of lectures in English WITH FABRIZIO MANCINELLI, FILM COMPOSER & CONDUCTOR NEAPOLITAN SONGS FEBRUARY 11, 2015   The Neapolitan Songs, from O Sole Mio to Torna a Surriento to Funiculí Funiculà, the history of the songs that made Italian melody famous. Handouts with lyrics will be provided a...

di Mauro Battocchi   "In questa stanza sono rappresentati almeno 200.000 studenti, 17 Università il cui budget complessivo sfiora i 2 miliardi di euro. Dobbiamo prenderci questa responsabilità". A parlare è Ruggero Frezza di M31, acceleratore di impresa che ha promosso la visita in Silicon Valley dei responsabili del trasferimento tecnologic...

by Serena Perfetto   A call to move between lights and sounds, an invitation to be embraced and inspired by different ways of feeling the body in a space, which can be real, cultural or ethereal. Follow Me..., the exhibition that opened last week in San Francisco, brought five artists and their works together, creating an experience of sense...